Well, that was not 100% true since she has spent a night at a friend’s place but that was still with parents around and in the same village. Today she embarked on what I would say is more a real away-from-parents adventure. The school have arranged their usual one-week excursion to some historical or otherwise educational site in France. This year it was Cassandra’s turn to join the voyage and this morning we saw her off when the bus left Crozet. She has been rather looking forward to it. Unlike some kids I saw boarding who looked more than a little disturbed by the fact that they were leaving the safe harbor of their parents.